§ Mr. Michael Brown
asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he has received any formal request from the Governments of independent islands and associated States in the Caribbean Sea, inviting Her Majesty's Governmentto reassume full sovereignty over them; and, if so, what replies he has made.
§ Mr. Ridley
No. The Anguilla Act 1980 formalised the dependency status of Anguilla which had prevailed, de facto, since 1967 but Her Majesty's Government had not relinquished sovereignty in the intervening period.